Shiba Inu bulls struggle to stay afloat as bears press their advantage
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- The market structure was bearish despite the move into a bullish OB
- A session close below $0.00000965 would likely initiate a move downward
Shiba Inu [SHIB] was trading at a significant zone of demand, but the demand appeared extremely weak. The buyers were fighting an uphill battle to push back the waves of selling pressure.
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At the same time, Bitcoin [BTC] was indecisive and the bulls were unable to drive a move past $30k. The resistance at $30k meant that a reversal to $27.8k was possible, which could see Shiba Inu post losses over the next few days.
The series of lower highs showed bears continued to dominate
The 6-hour chart showed that there was an H6 bullish order block at the $0.0000099 level (marked in cyan). This was a relatively significant order block because there was a strong reaction from this area back in March.
However, the retests thereafter were weak. After facing rejection from the $0.0000117 on 16 April, SHIB sank back to the bullish order block at the aforementioned support level on 21 April. Yet the bulls were unable to force a strong price reaction upwards.
Instead, the bears continued to apply pressure. Since 27 April the price has not been able to form a higher high, which was even more apparent on the lower timeframe charts such as 1-hour.
The OBV gradually sunk lower over the past week. The RSI retested neutral 50 as resistance to show that bearish momentum remained behind Shiba Inu.
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The rising Open Interest showed bearishness from speculators
The 1-hour chart from Coinalyze showed that the Open Interest has steadily been rising since 29 April. On 30 April and 1 May, the OI rose alongside falling prices. This showed extreme bearish pressure and abundant short selling.
Over the past two days, the price saw a lower timeframe rejection from $0.0000102. The Open Interest soared during this time, indicating bearish speculators. This supported the idea that Shiba Inu would likely see further losses.